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The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. We appreciate your interest in the center as a potential employer. The Wexner Center is committed to building an inclusive work environment that welcomes and values diversity. We strive to ensure that our work environment is as stimulating, inspiring, and diverse as the many artists, programs, and art forms we present.

Various employment opportunities are periodically available at the Wexner Center. Because the center is part of The Ohio State University, full-time job listings and applications are handled through the university's Office of Human Resources. As permanent positions become available, they are posted on the university's employment web site. Positions appear for one week with Wexner Center vacancies listed under under “department” as WCA and then the specific employing area within the center.

We also employ federally funded Ohio State work-study students, Ohio State graduate students, interns, paid part-time staff, and volunteers. These positions are not advertised on the Ohio State's Employment Services web site—information relating to select part-time opportunities can be found below, while volunteer and internship opportunities can be found here.

Click here to read our mission statement, and click here to read our Inclusion and Diversity Policy Statement.

For more information, contact the Wexner Center Human Resource Manager at hrweb@wexarts.org or click here for Ohio State's Human Resource web page. The Ohio State University Employment Services office is located at 1590 North High Street, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio, 43201-2190, telephone: (614) 688-WORK (9675), fax: (614) 688-3213.

 

Part-Time Employment

Front of House Personnel
(All positions are currently filled; however, we will always accept applications to keep on file in the event there are openings)

The House Management department at the Wexner Center for the Arts is looking for extroverted, even-tempered individuals interested in the contemporary arts to fill open part-time event staff positions. Hours/shifts are irregular, and vary each month depending on the event schedule. Starting wage is $8.28/hour with the potential to advance in duties and positions on our part-time event staff.

All interested candidates must:

  • Not be currently employed elsewhere at The Ohio State University in a full-time capacity
  • Have a professional attitude and work ethic, as well as good communication skills
  • Have frequent night and weekend availability—daytime availability is a plus!
  • Be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Be flexible in mindset and able to adapt to emergent event needs in the moment
  • Successfully complete a background check prior to beginning employment

Our part-time event staff serves as the smiling face and helping hands of the Wexner Center by greeting and directing our members and visitors at our events. Other duties include scanning and collecting tickets, assisting with seating, attending to guests with accessibility needs, monitoring all areas during events for safety, and being available to assist our guests with any questions or needs they may have. Customer service experience is a plus!

If interested, please email resume and cover letter to hmarshall@wexarts.org by August 1, 2015.

To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.


Federal Work-Study Program Student Personnel
(Open to applications from currently enrolled Ohio State students awarded Federal Work-Study packages for the 2016 academic year only)

The House Management department at the Wexner Center for the Arts is currently in need of an outstanding Artist Services Assistant (Federal Work-Study Job ID: 4896) who is willing to be as flexible with their time as our world-class performing arts programming requires, which often includes evening and weekend hours.

All interested candidates must:

  • Not be currently employed elsewhere as a work-study student
  • Have a professional attitude and work ethic
  • Be 21 years of age, or older, to meet requirement for driving
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be comfortable driving larger vehicles (i.e. 12-passenger vans)
  • Have frequent night and weekend availability
  • Successfully complete a background check prior to beginning employment

We will provide the opportunity for you to become immersed in actively supporting successful and memorable programming across all disciplines of contemporary art. From providing essential patron services at events to coordinating hospitality and transportation for our visiting artists and assisting the House Management department with daily preparation and wrap-up of events, you will gain invaluable insight and experience working in our internationally renowned arts center.

If interested, please email resume and cover letter to hmarshall@wexarts.org.

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